Definition of Behn, Aphra in English:

Behn, Aphra

proper noun

  • (1640–89), English novelist and playwright, regarded as the first professional woman writer in England. Notable works: "The Rover" (comic play, 1678) and "Oroonoko, or the History of the Royal Slave" (novel, 1688).

Pronunciation

Behn, Aphra

/bɛn//beɪn/